Designed for the animal and travel industries

Explore our collection of thousands of stock photos of domestic and wild animals and travel scenes. 

We have a wide variety of photo types from natural light outdoor scenes to carefully extracted PNG images on transparent backgrounds for easy image compositing.


Though our partners at Fine Art America

A curated selection of our best animal images and travel scenes to liven up any room in your home.

Prints are available on canvas, acrylic, metal and other surfaces. Select from a wide variety of photo gift items including fleece blankets, coffee mugs, greeting cards and much more. 


September 15, 2019 through January 15, 2020

I am honored to be included in the Art on the Wild Side art exhibit at the Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation. Featured images will be on display in the Savanna Grill. Additional small prints will be available in the gift shop in limited quantities. 

Just Revealed! "In the Dust" Collection

On display at the Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation Sept 15 - Jan 15

Proceeds from sales of this collection will benefit wildlife conservation. Purchase art and help to save a species. 


Let's Connect!

Eelephants Conneecting

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License images through us and help to save the lives of pets.

Our rescue group photo program provides complimentary images of homeless pets to shelters for their adoption ads. These images are then added to our stock photography library to raise funds to keep this program running. 

Susan's professional pictures help to show our pets to potential adopters in the best way possible, which in turns leads to faster adoptions. We hear time and time again how much the personality shows through in the pictures. If a person doesn't connect with a pet via a picture, they are less likely to inquire about the pet. 

Jodi Polanski - Lost Our Home Pet Rescue


Susan breaks down all she has learned over many years of building her successful stock portfolio Her laid back style and tell it like it is approach is refreshing, fun and super informative.

~ Natalie, New Hampshire

From quick tips to comprehensive courses.

Learn how to capture, edit, cut-out and composite images through Susan's online digital courses. Access your lessons on-demand any time you want. 


Philanthropic adventures for creative spirits.

Local and international adventures with professional photographer Susan Schmitz and animal artist April Howland

We not only provide exciting opportunities for exploration of nature and wildlife, we also coordinate opportunities to educate guests on important conservation and humanitarian efforts in progress in the areas that they visit. We aim to inspire guests to aide in these efforts by sharing their experiences through their art to raise awareness. We will teach them effective ways to generate sales of their creations and the importance of giving back a portion of proceeds to the charitable organizations that run the projects that they just visited.

Our adventures are hosted by expert photographers, artists, local guides and NGO project leaders.

Our mission is to provide creative spirits with a unique art and philanthropic centered travel experience that inspires global impact through creativity, connection and conservation.

~ Adventure Artists International


Masai Mara, Kenya - Africa

SEPTEMBER 19-26, 2020


Witnessing the annual wildebeest and zebra Great Migration at the point where they cross the Mara River in Kenya, Africa is at the top of most wildlife enthusiast’s bucket list. Words cannot describe how magical this experience is. Imagine thousands of wildebeest and hundreds of accompanying zebra gathering along the banks of the river, pacing back and forth until the first brave soul decides to make the initial leap into the crocodile infested waters. As soon as the leader takes off, the rest of the herds follow in a chaotic and dramatic fashion. With plumes of dust clouding the atmosphere and the sounds of hoofs stomping all around, it is a complete rush for your senses and adrenaline! 

This safari package exclusively available through Adventure Artists International will provide you with a behind the scenes look at projects that Africa Foundation has in the works. It will also provide opportunities for you to use the art that you produce on this trip to directly help with these initiatives.

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